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  • Attorney Nov 21, 2019

    Union President Steps Down as General Motors Sues Fiat Chrysler Over Alleged Bribery

    United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has notified the union that he would retire, his attorney, Bruce Maffeo of New York,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    John Bolton’s Lawyer Says He Has New ‘Relevant’ Information on Ukraine

    President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton was “personally involved in many of the events, meetings, and conversations” at the heart of the House impeachment inquiry, “as well as many relevant meetings and conversations that have not yet been discussed” publicly, his lawyer revealed Friday. Bolton attorney Charles Cooper made the disclosure to the House’s general counsel in...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    How ‘Do Us a Favor’ Led to Trump Impeachment Inquiry

    The words from one president to another, somewhat casual in tone, were not casual at all in meaning: “I would like you to do us a favor, though.” Those words have now prompted deployment of the ultimate political weapon, an impeachment process enshrined in the Constitution as a means other than the ballot to remove a president from office. When...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    How ‘Do Us a Favor’ Led to Trump Impeachment Inquiry

    The words from one president to another, somewhat casual in tone, were not casual at all in meaning: “I would like you to do us a favor, though.” Those words have now prompted deployment of the ultimate political weapon, an impeachment process enshrined in the Constitution as a means other than the ballot to remove a president from office. When...

  • Donald Trump Oct 4, 2019

    CIA’s Top Lawyer Made Criminal Referral on Whistleblower’s Complaint About Trump Conduct

    Weeks before the whistleblower’s complaint became public, the CIA’s top lawyer made what she considered a criminal referral to the Justice Department about the whistleblower’s allegations that President Donald Trump abused his office in pressuring the Ukrainian president, U.S. officials familiar with the matter tell NBC News. The move by the CIA’s general counsel, Trump appointee Courtney Simmons Elwood, meant...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Fact Check: Questions and Answers on Intelligence Community Whistleblower

    A whistleblower on Aug. 12 filed a complaint with the inspector general of the intelligence community, who found the information credible and determined that under the law it should be forwarded to the congressional intelligence committees. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets, the complaint alleges that President Donald Trump during a July phone call...

  • Donald Trump Sep 1, 2019

    Big Tech or Big Labor? 2020 Democrats Line Up With Unions

    Thousands of miles from the union halls of Pennsylvania and Michigan, organized labor is flexing its muscles in a pitched battle with Big Tech. And the Democratic Party’s 2020 class isn’t being shy about picking sides. In a rare injection of presidential politics into a state policy debate, virtually every major Democratic White House hopeful except Joe Biden has waded...

  • California Aug 20, 2019

    Writers Union Files Case Claiming Talent Agents are Violating Antitrust Law

    The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry’s biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who represent them.

  • actress Aug 16, 2019

    ’Little Homosexual Boy’: Faye Dunaway Sued by Ex-Staffer Alleging ‘Demeaning Tirades’

    Faye Dunaway’s former assistant alleges in a lawsuit she called him “a little homosexual boy” and fired him after he complained about being discriminated against for being gay. In the lawsuit filed Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court, Michael Rocha said that he started working as an assistant for Dunaway while she was a part of the play “Tea at Five,”...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2019

    Unmarked Buildings, Quiet Legal Help for Accused Priests

    The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night. Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in this tiny Midwestern town as they were escorted into a dingy warehouse across from an elementary school playground. Neighbors had no idea some of the dressed-down clergymen dining at local restaurants might have been accused sexual predators. They had been brought to...

  • Donald Trump Jul 20, 2019

    Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Remark: In Workplace, It Might Be Illegal

    President Donald Trump’s suggestion that four activist Democratic congresswomen of color “go back” to countries “from which they came” has excited some in his political base. Yet in many of America’s workplaces and institutions, the same language would be unacceptable and possibly illegal. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces federal laws against workplace bias, explicitly cites comments like “go...

  • Attorney Jul 8, 2019

    Judge Refuses to Toss California Lawmaker’s Corruption Case

    A judge Monday refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial outside his Southern California district, saying he found no evidence that the Republican lawmaker cannot get a fair trial here.

  • Attorney Jul 8, 2019

    Judge Refuses to Toss California Lawmaker’s Corruption Case

    A judge Monday refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial outside his Southern California district, saying he found no evidence that the Republican lawmaker cannot get a fair trial here.

  • Attorney Jun 25, 2019

    Alleged Affairs, Private Texts and Receipts Released by Feds in Case of Congressman Accused of Misusing Campaign Funds

    Hours after a motion from Rep. Duncan Hunter’s defense team accuses the U.S. Attorney’s office of filing criminal charges as part of a political witch hunt, prosecutors filed motions revealing private text messages, receipts and detailing alleged infidelities all tied to the misuse of campaign funds.

  • Attorney Jun 25, 2019

    Alleged Affairs, Private Texts and Receipts Released by Feds in Case of Congressman Accused of Misusing Campaign Funds

    Hours after a motion from Rep. Duncan Hunter’s defense team accuses the U.S. Attorney’s office of filing criminal charges as part of a political witch hunt, prosecutors filed motions revealing private text messages, receipts and detailing alleged infidelities all tied to the misuse of campaign funds.

  • CEO Jun 12, 2019

    How the Larry Nassar Scandal Has Affected Others

    William Strampel, a former Michigan State University dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar, was found guilty Wednesday of neglect of duty but was acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. It’s the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous people have been charged, fired or forced...

  • Donald Trump Apr 19, 2019

    Former Counsel May Have Saved Trump From Himself

    Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump by the time he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller’s report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude. McGahn, who sat with Mueller for about 30 hours of interviews, emerged as a central character in Mueller’s painstaking investigation...

  • Donald Trump Apr 7, 2019

    Chief of Staff Says Dems Will ‘Never’ See Trump Tax Returns

    Democrats will “never” see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a “political stunt” and wanting “attention” after the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal, asked the IRS...

  • Massachusetts Apr 4, 2019

    Ex-Wife of Steve Wynn Testifies Before Mass. Gaming Commission

    Elaine Wynn didn’t pull any punches in her much anticipated testimony before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Thursday. The co-founder of casino giant Wynn Resorts and ex-wife of disgraced former CEO Steve Wynn testified how she confronted her then soon-to-be ex-husband about the email she received in 2009 detailing the rape allegations from 2005.

  • Massachusetts Apr 3, 2019

    Gaming Commission Questions Wynn Resorts

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is getting closer to determining the suitability of Wynn Casinos after former owner Steve Wynn was accused of sexual assault.

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